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Junk Forensics: What If the Worst Crime Imaginable Never Happened? | The New Republic
Fabricated bitemark evidence sent him to death row. Another victim of the notorious Michael West. Jimmie Duncan is on death row in Louisiana based on fraudulent science—but that might not matter if the state’s governorship flips this fall. — Read … Continue reading
Forensics: The fight for exoneration: Over 29,100 years ‘lost’ in prison in wrongful convictions, database finds
Over 29,100 years have been ‘lost’ in prison due to wrongful convictions, as Sidney Holmes’ 400-year prison sentence garners attention amid his exoneration. — Read on abcnews.go.com/US/fight-exoneration-29100-years-lost-prison-wrongful-convictions/story
Forensics: False guilty pleas and marginalized defendants. New wrongful convictions database spurs hope of reforms, change in Canada
As the database launches there are 83 cases in it where a conviction was overturned, with only 16 of them involved Indigenous people. — Read on globalnews.ca/news/9499324/wrongful-convictions-database-reforms-change-canada/
Forensics: “Cargo Cult”experts. We Need To Get Junk Science Out of Courtrooms
Forensic pseudoscience introduced into the courtroom has been used to convict and render death on people based on the thinnest of evidence. — Read on http://www.currentaffairs.org/2023/01/we-need-to-get-junk-science-out-of-courtrooms
Forensics: Bitemarker now recants his own testimony. Not the first time.
Flawed Forensics: Feds weigh in on bite mark analysis as several cases get new look
Flawed Forensics: Feds weigh in on bite mark analysis as several cases get new look — Read on http://www.fox19.com/video/2022/12/12/flawed-forensics-feds-weigh-bite-mark-analysis-several-cases-get-new-look/
Forensics: Mostly Partial Prints and DUI Testing. The Slow but Steady March Towards a More Reliable Forensic Science
When Henry Swofford stepped to the microphone at a gathering of forensic scientists in 2016, he surprised the audience when he announced that he had directed his investigators to no longer use the terms “identification” or “individualization” to link an … Continue reading
Forensics: Rock ‘n’ molar: Bite marks on Steinway grand piano likely to have been made by Thomas Edison, who used to ‘hear through his teeth’
American inventor was known to pick up good vibrations in his skull — Read on http://www.musicradar.com/news/thomas-edison-bite-marks-steinway-piano
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Forensics: The history of DAs supporting junk science. A look back in time.
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Forensics: Awesome. Marvel chairman commits millions for Cardozo law school to fight faulty forensics.
From bite marks to blood spatter, a New York law school wants to train current and future attorneys about forensic evidence and the ways it can be misused in the courtroom. — Read on http://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/marvel-chairman-commits-millions-law-school-fight-faulty-forensics-2022-10-27/